Swapping out the old fountain for a taller one with a shallow basin and more gentle flow has brought all the birds to the yard. I really miss the sound of the old fountain, but this is a tradeoff I’m willing to make.
ETA: I’m entering this picture in the Gardening Gone Wild Picture This Photo Contest.
Taken on the first of the month, posted now. And naturally, it rained that night for the first time since June and I took that golden opportunity to weed the curb while the ground was still softer than concrete and cut back some of that hot mess. I was promptly stung by a scorpion, right through my glove. It still itches.
It’s a kingdom of leaf-footed bugs up there!